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BBC, Free Media, and Julian Assange

A video in which Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev is interviewed by Orla Guerin has resurfaced; the interview took place in November 2020. (The BBC version.) Revealing is what is not seen in the BBC version. When Aliyev held up the mirror to Guerin’s “accusation” that there was no free media in Azerbaijan, the BBC responded […]

Scheer Intelligence: The Ruling Class’ Revenge Against Julian Assange

Above image: Mr. Fish. Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges joins Robert Scheer to discuss the WikiLeaks founder’s plight as he languishes in a British prison. The mistreatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past decade has been defined as “psychological torture” by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer. Yet, there is still no real […]

World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison

Above photo: Julian Assange. YouTube screenshot. As people worldwide celebrate the UN’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. The US continues to demand Assange’s extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo […]

Julian Edelman, star Jewish wide receiver for Patriots to retire

Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots wide receiver who has shown his Jewish pride on a number of occasions, will retire following a stellar 11-year career in which he won Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl LIII, ESPN has reported. Edelman, who played in only six games last year due to a chronic knee injury, […]

A History Of The Espionage Act And How it Ensnared Julian Assange

If the U.S. wins its appeal, Julian Assange will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom. From its earliest years the United States has found ways to deny the rights of a free press when it […]

Julian Assange Supporters Hold Vigils

Above photo: A banner in Belgium’s capital Brussels calling for Julian Assange to be released. Small vigils have been held in cities across the world to mark the second anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being detained in prison after he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Supporters demanding his release joined events […]

April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange

By Assange Defense. April 7, 2021 | Resist!, Slider Above photo: A supporter of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange wearing a Donald Trump face mask holds a placard outside Australia House in central London against Assange’s extradition to the United States where he will face espionage charges. The extradition trial hearing will be held at Woolwich Crown Court […]

Pope sends Julian Assange personal message to his jail cell, partner says

Pope Francis has conveyed a personal message to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains incarcerated in a British maximum security prison battling possible extradition to the US, the publisher’s partner has said. The “kind, personal message” from the head of the Catholic Church was delivered to Assange’s cell by a prison priest, Stella Moris told […]

Julian Assange Wins 2020 Gary Webb Freedom Of The Press Award

Above photo: Accepting the Freedom of Expression award, 2008. Index on Censorship. Updated: Imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been awarded Consortium News’ 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award for courage in the face of an unprecedented attack on press freedom. Julian Assange, the imprisoned and maligned publisher of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of […]

Julian Edelman invites Meyers Leonard to Shabbat dinner after the NBA player apologizes for antisemitic slur

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Julian Edelman invites Meyers Leonard for Shabbat after antisemitic remark

Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard used an antisemitic slur while streaming as he played a video game on Twitch this week, Insider reported.As a result, New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman wrote him a letter, explaining that he wanted to teach him what his comment really meant.While he played Call of Duty on Twitch with another person, he […]

‘Enough Is Enough’, Says Julian Assange’s Father

Above photo: The tour launch in Melbourne. John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. The protest tour was launched on February 26 outside the State Library of Victoria. Shipton will travel through regional centres […]

The Atrocious Prosecution Of Julian Assange

Above photo:  Ivan Radic – CC BY 2.0. What do Biden and Trump have in common? (Aside from jerking Iran around over the nuclear treaty, proclaiming support for a phony, unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido, and posturing aggressively toward China?) Both Biden and Trump support the utterly baseless Espionage Act case against journalist […]

Biden Admin Says It Will Continue Trump DOJ’s Extradition Of Julian Assange

It comes as no surprise that President Biden doesn’t plan to let up on the US pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after widespread hopes and expectations that Trump was going to pardon Assange during his last days in office, which didn’t happen. Despite the US losing its push in a London court for the UK […]

Biden Administration To Seek Extradition Of Julian Assange

Above photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. Reuters/Peter Nicholls. Washington, DC – President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy […]

Julian Assange supporters urge Joe Biden to drop prosecution saying Trump was ‘opposed to free press’

Media freedom groups and supporters of Julian Assange have asked the Biden administration to drop the US’s pursuit of the WikiLeaks’ founder, saying Donald Trump was opposed to the idea of a “free press”. In their first appeal to the US government since Joe Biden became president less than three weeks ago, more than 20 […]

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia’s Complicity

Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful.  The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made “on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk.”  […]

Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail today following Monday’s verdict in his battle to against extradition from Britain to the United States. NOTE: The Courage Foundation writes: “Two days after blocking Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser has denied Assange’s bail application, keeping him in custody at HMP Belmarsh while […]

Julian Assange Denied Bail By British Court

A British court ruled on Wednesday to deny bail to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. Assange is now forced to remain at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London while lawyers for the US justice department try to secure his extradition from Britain. The ruling comes just two days after the same judge refused to allow his […]

UK Judge Denies Bail For WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

A U.K. judge on Wednesday denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he avoided being extradited to the United States. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser made the ruling at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, citing the U.S. government’s appeal against a decision to block his extradition. “I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for […]

“It’s not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose”: The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict

The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable.  Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than his client.  Fitzgerald had asked for water, but then mused that its absence could hardly […]

The Struggle To Free Julian Assange Is Not Finished

On January 4, 2021, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave a ruling wherein she blocked Julian Assange’s extradition to the US under Section 91 of UK’s Extradition Act (EA) 2003, citing health reasons.  The US government has decided to appeal this decision. Section 91 of EA 2003 prohibits extradition if “the physical or mental condition of the person is such […]

‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges

[embedded content] In a stunning decision, a British judge has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act […]

Julian Assange WON’T Be Extradicted To US Rules British Judge

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UK Judge Says Julian Assange Won’t Be Extradited To The US On Espionage Charges

A British judge has decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to face espionage charges Outside London’s Old Bailey courthouse on Monday morning there were jubilant scenes following Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision She acknowledged that Assange suffers from autism, clinical depression and is at risk of self-harm. RT reports: […]

UK Judge Rules WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Can’t Be Extradited To U.S.

A British judge has ruled that Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the U.S. Judge Vanessa Baraitser said she had refused his extradition because of fears that he could kill himself. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision, the Associated Press reported. Assange’s lawyers had argued the entire prosecution was politically motivated, powered […]

Julian Assange: UK court to rule on WikiLeaks founder’s US extradition in ‘biggest press freedom case for decades’

Julian Assange supporters celebrate outside court WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be lawfully extradited to the US to face charges over WikiLeaks due to his mental health and suicide risk, a UK judge has ruled. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said that the isolated conditions Assange would likely to face in the US meant that extradition […]

Stella Moris: If British Court Sends Julian Assange To The United States

London – A month ago, I would wake up in the middle of the night seized by a recurring nightmare: my little boys, Max, 22 months, and Gabriel, who is three, had been orphaned. I was still here but their father was not. Their father is Julian Assange, the publisher of WikiLeaks. Today, that terrible […]

The Julian Assange Pardon Drive

Above photo: Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold placards calling for his freedom outside Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London on February 24, on the day of the opening of the full hearing into a U.S. request for Assange’s extradition. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty. The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces […]

What We Learned In Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing

NOTE: For more information on the Assange decision and next steps, listen to this interview with Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof on Clearing the FOG. Experts debunked the U.S. government’s case, argument by argument. Here’s a recap ahead of the judge’s verdict on January 4th.  The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark […]

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